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  1. Genesis of the Princess Elisabeth Station, told by Alain Hubert

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    As project director and chief engineer of the Princess Elisabeth station construction, Alain Hubert, founding president of the International Polar Foundation (IPF), presents the genesis of the IPF…

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    • Belgian Scientists Back in Belgium

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      After spending over a month in Antarctica, the first group of scientists and crew members left the Princess Elisabeth station and headed back to Belgium in time to spend Christmas with their families.…

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      • Arctic Futures 2012: Q&A with David Vaughan

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        Prof. David Vaughan, glaciologist at the British Antarctic Survey and Lead Co-ordinator of the EU-funded ice2sea project, discusses potential sea level rise, improvements in modelling sea ice melt,…

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        • Flooring Insulation

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          The last stage of the construction involves laying the insulation layer against the building, including down on the floor. This work requires a lot of precision and an insulated layer of high quality.…

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          • Unloading the Ivan Papanin Ship

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            From Cape Town, South Africa, the Ivan Papanin, a Russian ship, reached the coast of Crown Bay on December 21st, 2008. Aboard the ship were building materials, technical equipment and some pieces…

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            • Life at Utsteinen

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              Everyone at Utsteinen has just woken up, yet the village is already full of activity. First on the agenda is the station, where we find the ingredients to fix lunch and dinner. Meanwhile, Koen and…

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              • Construction of the Fuel Platform

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                Thanks to the joint efforts of all members of the 2009-2010 BELARE team, the construction of the fuel platform next to the Princess Elisabeth Station on Utsteinen Ridge was completed in just under…

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                • Interview: Vinciane Debaille

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                  Vinciane Debaille is a Research Associate at the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS). This year, she will head to Antarctica to head the SAMBA project with her colleague Steven Goderis…

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                  • Storm

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                    The scientists, who were supposed to arrive in Utsteinen on January 27th, ended up arriving later than expected due to the bad weather. The weather conditions in Utsteinen have brought serious trouble…

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                    • Arctic Futures 2012: Q&A with Charles Emmerson

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                      Charles Emmerson, Senior Research Fellow for the Energy, Environment and Development Program at Chatham House, offers his perspective on hydrocarbon exploitation in the Arctic.

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                      • Interview: Frank Pattyn

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                        Frank Pattyn is a Glaciologist and Ice Sheet Modeler at the Glaciological Laboratory of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (Université Libre de Bruxelles). Travelling to Antarctica…

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                        • Team Change at Utsteinen

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                          As the Lidia (from ALCI) lands at Utsteinen, it brings a new group of visitors to the Princess Elisabeth Station. Among the newcomers are Johan Berte, the new kitchen crew, and the members of different…

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